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Zidane backs Benzema to score

10 September 2012 10:45

Zinedine Zidane said it's only a matter of time before Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema finds his best form again.

The France international has been struggling to hit the net in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign, but his compatriot remains confident that the striker will soon play a key role again for club and country.

"Benzema still has to hit top form and be on top of his game again, but the entire world knows that he is a great player," Zidane told a press conference.

"I just know that it won't be long before he fulfils his full potential at last, both for Real Madrid and for France."

The former midfielder then looked back at France's 1-0 World Cup qualification win over Finland, and stressed that the result is all that mattered.

"It was a good game for France in my opinion simply because they bagged the full three points. The coach needs a bit of time to find the best solutions for everything."

France play Belarus on Tuesday.

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Info

3 - 1

Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
11 September 2012
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Stade de France (Paris)
Attendance
52552

Goals

E. Capoue 50'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
1 - 0
C. Jallet 69'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
F. Ribéry 80'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
3 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

Monday 22 September

13:59
12:46
12:30
12:21
11:58
11:54
11:43
11:07
10:51
10:25
10:15
09:47
09:41
09:25
09:14
08:56
08:46
08:03
08:02
05:43
05:17
05:13
04:51
04:00
03:53
03:39
03:34
03:32
03:06
02:14
01:31
01:06
00:23
00:06

Sunday 21 September

23:59
23:54
23:46
23:20
23:04
22:50
22:43
22:43
22:20
22:11
21:48
21:27
21:21
21:04
20:50
20:47
20:31
20:16
20:16
20:04
19:53
19:44
19:36
19:19
19:02
18:55
18:32
18:23
18:19
17:09
16:31
16:25
15:17
14:37
13:56
13:40
13:12
13:03
12:11
11:57
11:17
10:38
08:48
07:35
04:31
04:24
04:00
03:02
02:58
02:23
02:13
01:16
01:10
00:30
00:10
00:00

Saturday 20 September

23:48
23:37
23:28
23:27
23:18
23:18
22:49
22:42
22:29
22:21
22:19
21:58
21:54
21:51
21:31
21:09
21:04
20:53
20:52
20:45
20:41
20:09
20:00
19:55
19:49
19:37
19:29
19:20
19:11
18:57
18:26
18:09
18:03
18:01
18:00
17:52
17:26
17:20
17:08
15:46
15:40
15:22
15:16
15:08
14:58
14:07
12:42
12:09
11:34
11:03
07:13
05:19
04:04
03:20
02:42
01:31

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +11 12
2 4 +5 10
3 4 +2 8
4 4 +2 8
5 3 +5 7
6 4 +3 7
7 4 +5 6
8 4 +2 6
9 4 +1 6
10 4 +0 5
11 4 -2 5
12 4 +0 4
13 4 -4 4
14 4 -6 4
15 4 -1 3
16 3 -3 3
17 4 -3 2
18 4 -3 2
19 4 -4 2
20 4 -10 1

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